While it's weak on multimedia and local searches, Ask Jeeves's powerful search history, organizational tools, and one-of-a-kind site preview make it a compelling choice for students.
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The Ask Jeeves Toolbar has plenty of specific search options for news, images, video, and MP3/audio, and the toolbar lets you zoom Web pages in and out. But its too-big search box and annoying frames around search result pages wore on our nerves.
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